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Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - March 1, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania Today's Chuckle What this country needs is an alarm clock that rings when you're ready to get up. Reader's Tip Penn State wins thriller; AP's All America is announced. See Pages 6 and 7. Vol. 60 No. 50 Our 56*h Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Tuesday, March 1, 1966 14,518 Copies Daily 24 PAGES TODAY to Bv DOUGLAS B. CORNELL WASHINGTON (AP) - President Johnson submitted 1o Congress today a cradle-to-old age health and education program to help feed poor children and meet the hospital needs of the cldei ly. In a lengthy message, Johnson also called for creation of an advisory committee on alcoholism and a government center for research on its cause, prevention and control. The message was skimpy on financing figures. But Johnson did say he was asking for $50 million "for programs designed to provide adequate nutrition for disadvantaged children," in addition to $329 million in cash and commodities already in the budget for school nutrition programs. "The total federal program of $379 million." he said, "is a major redirection of our child nutrition efforts to children who otherwise would grow up hungry, suffer the diseases that come from being ill-nourished and lack the energy so essential to learning." The President also said he has directed Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare John Gardner to begin % special food service program under which local organizations will be able to offer balanced, nutritious meals to the elderly, at cutrates or free to those in need. This would be done under an older Americans act passed last year. Johnson's food proposals carried with them the threat of continued conflict with Congress. Complaints have sprung up at Health his proposed 79 per cent cut in the program for subsidized milk for school children. Johnson did not back away from this. Again he emphasized that those who can should pay for milk in school lunches. In the medical and health field, Johnson noted that one-third of the general hospitals in the nation, containing 260,000 beds, are obsolete and the pressure on hospitals will grow when medicare goes into operation July 1. "To begin to meet this ur- Plan Outlined gent need," he said. "I rcom-mended legislation to mobilize public and private resources to revitalize our obsolete hospitals. This will require a loan and grant program to assist in the long-term financing of hospital renewal projects. "I also propose a five-year program of grants for research and demonstration projects in the organization, financing, utilization and delivery of health services." While he was at it, Johnson recom mended: -Grants to states and communities for planning better use of manpower facilities and hmds for comprehensive health services. --A new state formula, beginning in the 1068 fiscal year, for such health services. -Also to start in that same year, a program of grants to states, communities, medical schools and hospitals to meet special health programs. -A three-year program to provide grants for training needed health workers. The money would he used to build and improve schools, to provide fellowships, and to develop new types of health personnel. In the field of general education, Johnson proposed a four-year extension of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and, along with it, a boost from $2,000 to S3.000 in the family income formula for providing educational help to the poor beginning in fiscal 1968. lie proposed that Congress authorize S5 million additional to help communities plan school construction 50 as to encourage innovation and deal with obsolescence, overcrowding and such special problems as segregation. For the Higher Education Facilities Act, Johnson urged extension for three more years and authorization of $438 million in construction grants for the 1967 fiscal year beginning July 1. He proposed that $200 million be supplied for loans to build undergraduate and graduate facilities. Tax Rates Unchanged... Curwensville Council in CURWENSVILLE - A $69,976 budget for 1966 featuring wage and salary creases for borough employes and earmarking funds for a new police car has been formally adopted by Curwensville Borough Council. real estate tax the same as last year The budget was adopted without change as Stream Clearance Set... Anderson Project Creek Approved The State Forests and Waters De- CURWENSVILLE -part me nt has conditionally approved a stream clearance project on Anderson Creek at Curwensville. The work will include the removal of debris, widening and deepening the channel of the creek a distance of 6,500 feet from the borough-Pike Township line to where Anderson Creek flows into the West Branch of the Sus-  quehanna River. "The project is proposed to alleviate conditions in the channel which aggravated or contributed to local flood damages.'' said C. H. McConnell, a department engineer, in a letter to Frank Harzinski, president of Borough Council. "With proper maintenance it may be expected to decrease, but not prevent, damages during extremely high stages," Mr. McConnell said, adding: "The benefits realized during normal seasonal floodflows will, however, be largely dependent on a program of periodic maintenance and repairs by the sponsor." Council, at a regular meeting last night, also adapted an 8Va-mill and retained the per capita tax at $5. proposed at a special meeting last Jan. 31. A two-way police car radio, another of the budget provisions, will be purchased from Motorola as a result of action taken last night. Motorola submitted a lone bid to furnish and install a 40-watt transistor type radio at a price of $687. In accepting the bid, Council decided to hold off on the installation until a new police car is purchased. The property committee, meanwhile, plans to meet in the near future to draw up a set of specifications for the car. In another major action, Council unanimously accepted a proposal by the State Forests and Waters Department for a stream clearance project on Anderson Creek. The project is designed to alleviate flood damage during high water by the removal of debris in the stream, and the widening, deepening and im proving of the channel. The work area will extend from the borough-Pike Township line near North American Refractories Co. downstream to where the creek joins the West Branch of the Susquehanna a distance of some 6.500 feet. Meanwhile, Council has decided on a special meeting for next Monday at 7:30 p. m. to which all interested property owners along the creek will be invited. The complete plan for the project will be explained at that time. Turning to other items. President Frank Harzinski called on committees to meet as soon as possible on a number of pending projects including a junk and littering ordinance and improvements to Irvin Park. Mr. Harzinski also reported on last week's organization of the Curwensville Community Association, an organization of Inside The Progress Classified Ads ........ 8, 9 Hints From Heloise ____ 12 Comics ................. 11 Sports ................. 6, 7 Obituaries................3 Hospital News ........... 9 Editorial, Columns ...... 12 Social News ............ 12 News From Around World 10 'Boil Water'Order Lifted at W. Decatur WEST DECATUR - A representative of the State Health Department has authorized the West Decatur Authority to notify customers that the "boil water" order has been lifted. The authority has had its chJorinator repaired and placed back in operation for over a week. A check of the water for bacterial content was made Saturday by the representative and met department regulations. On Viet Nam Money Bill - WASHINGTON (AP) - The House votes today on President Johnson's 54.8-billion Viet Nam money bill, with Speaker John W. McCormack, D-Mass., predicting approval Final action on the authorization measure in the Senate will come by the end of the week, says Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield of Montana, and he adds that he looks for passage by a wide margin. Mansfield and McCormack issued their predictions after a White House meeting with Johnson late Monday. The Montana senator said: "Our soldiers in Viet Nam are turning in one of the greatest performances in our nation's history, and we are not going to let them down. "We hope to bring the military defense supplement authorization to a vote this week," Mansfield said, "and I anticipate we will pass it by a very wide margin." McCormack said once the money authorization bill is passed, he is confident the House Appropriations Committee will act rapidly on the actual appropriation bills for military and economic purposes in Viet Nam. Senate passage of the bill seemed assured after a (.luster of vocal opponents had decided the measure was "not a proper vehicle'1 for battling the administration's Southeast Asian policies. The 17 senators who for 14 days had talked the bill to a standstill on the Senate floor met twice Monday and then announced they would not offer a controversial anti-escalation amendment to the measure, part of $12.3 billion for emergency military use sought by Johnson. But the opposition - accused of filibustering by administration supporters - made it clear that a backdown on the money bill would not still their criticism of Johnson's Vict Nam policies. Explained the group's spokesman, Sen. J. W. Fulbright, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee: "None of us wants to deprive the armies in the field of anything they need. This argument keeps coming up, and none of us wishes fin) any way to be accused of obstructing the supply of our troops." The Arkansas Democrat told newsmen that he and his 16 as- Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 3 Hospital Installs Good News Coalport Chamber Names Committee for 'Campvention' COALPORT - The Coalport A r e a Chamber of Commerce moved ahead at its meeting last night with the selection of a committee to represent the Chamber on the area planning committee for the "campvention" of the National Campers and Hikers Association. Committee members include: J. Leonard Adam. chairman, (icorge Lucas and Dean Hraucht; alternates are Joseph Lcyo Jr., L. Covert Hegarty and the Rev. J. Robert Singleton. This co m m i 11 e e will meet with representatives from the Cambria Count; Tourist Council and the Patton and Altoona Chambers of Commerce Friday at Altoona. The "campvention" has been set for July 9-15. 1967, at Prince Gallitzin State Park. Signs were displayed direct- Two-Way Radio For Emergencies Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 5 Please Turn to Page 3, Col. 4 Anti-Poverty Group To Meet March 15 COALPORT - An organizational meeting of the Community Action Committee in the area was set for March 15 at last night's meeting of the B-C-l Industrial Development Association. The Rev. J. Robert Singleton, chairman of IDA and temporary chairman of the Community Action Committee, pointed out that Please Turn In Page 3, Col. 2 $49,896 Marked For County Work A total of $49,896 will be made available to Clearfield County for "Head Start" programs this summer, the Office of Economic Opportunity at Washington has announced. In a memorandum to Community Action in Clearfield County, Inc., the county's anti-poverty organization, the OEO said that the figure is a guideline to be used in scheduling the' program. Head Start is a program designed to give under privileged pre-school children some background on education before they begin their formal education. It got under way last summer in some sections of the U. S. The funds are subject to approval by the OEO of acceptable applications. Those applications must be submitted to OEO regional offices before March 31. At Harrisburg . Senators Seeking To Advance Bills HARRISBURG (AP) - The Republican-controlled Senate, heeding Gov. Scranton's call for speedy action on eight subjects in a special session, returned alone to move some of the items ahead. Seven of the eight proposals were introduced in the Senate Monday with the credit controls, scheduled March 15 Last Day For Clearfield Taxes March 15 is the last date for Clearfield Borough residents lo pay delinquent per capita and borough and school taxes. Tax Collector Harold E. Wilson warned today. Mr. Wilson's term as tax col lrclor expires May L and since he muM settle with the borough anrl school district prior to that dale, all unpaid per capita, borough and school taxes will be handed in for collection on March l.V Unpaid real estate taxes u ill be returned to the count \ treasurer M;iy 1. eighth, dealing with consumer for introduction today or Wednesday. Since all the aelion is in the Senate, the House has recessed until next Monday. Mouse leaders, however, planned to meet with their counterparts in the Senate in a new effort to reach accord on real i;?nins the state's 27 congressional districts on an equal population basis. Scranton convened the legislature in special session, the fifth since the General Assemblv went into annual sessions in 1900. because the regular meeting in even-numbered years is limited to fiscal matters. Mouse Ma.jonty Leader Joshua Eilberg. I) Philadelphia, re Please Turn to Page 3, Col. 2 Chester Hill Unit Discusses Steps For Planning, Zoning CHESTER HILL - A meeting of the Chester Hill Borough Planning Commission was held here last night to further discuss steps for planning and zoning. Nelson G. Parks of the Clearfield County Planning Commission answered questions concerning such plans and presented a complete planning program to the group. Suggestions were made as to what steps would be taken first and how to follow the program through. It was suggested that a comprehensive plan be developed. A program containing this plan will be presented to Borough Council at a special meet'ng in the near future. What further action is to be taken \\ \ 1 be determined at this meeting. Members present were Wayne Kelly, Ronald Stoltz, James Imperial, Hoy Wilson and Robert Johnson. Council President Joshua Harrington was called in to advise the Commission. The Clearfield Hospital is equipping itself to provide better service for emergency cases through the use of radio communications. In the past, requests for an ambulance were made by telephone to the Clearfield Borough base station. But once the ambulance was dispatched there was no direct communications between the ambulance and the hospital 4on the number of injured, extent of injuries, etc. At a meeting of the hospital board of directors last night it was reported that a two-way radio set has been installed in the hospital. Sets (aside from those which hook up the ambulances with the base station) are also being installed in the No. 1 Fire Company ambulances. In addition, a majority of doctors on the hospital staff are installing radio sets in their cars. Now, the hospital will know in advance how to prepare for ac- Two Philipsburg Men Injured UNIVERSITY PARK - Two workmen were hospitalized Monday following an explosion at a sewage pumping station under construction near Beaver Stadium on the Pennsylvania State University campus. Edward T. Long, 61, of Philipsburg R.D. 1 was listed in guarded condition in Centre County Hospital. Bellefonte, suffering second and third degree burns of the face and body. Harry Shimel, 54, also of Philipsburg R.D. 1, was admitted with first and second degree burns of the face and hands and reported in satisfactory condition. The explosion was believed to have been caused by ignition of sewer gas or gas from a portable heater which Long was attempting to light. BULLETIN WASHINGTON (AP) - President Johnson appealed to Hanoi today to negotiate peace, and held out the promise of a massive reconstruction program that would include North Viet Nam. Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 4 Driver Avoids Dog, > Strikes Parked Car NEW MILLPORT - A New Millport R. D. driver who swerved to avoid hitting a dog damaged his car to the extent of about $75 when it glanced off a parked vehicle. The driver, Lloyd Charles Holes, 55, told state police he was traveling north on Route 17037. About a half mile from New Millport a dog ran down an embankment into the path of his car. He swerved to the left and his car struck the left front of a parked car owned by Lena Myers of New Millport. No damage was caused to the parked car. Heard Schoolmen Clearfield Directors Told of Pa. Plan For New Roof Project Elliott Falk, executive director of the State Public School Building Authority, was a guest speaker at a meeting of the Clearfield Area School Board last night. He brought good news. The directors can expect practically a new roof ovyr their heads as the Authority replaces faulty roof decking at the Senior High School building. In addition, the Authority will reimburse the school district in the amount of $5,296 for roof repairs it has made up to this time. The reimbursement will be received within the next two or three weeks. The State Authority project follows a settlement of $400,000 paid by the American Enterprises Inc. (formerly the Tectum Corporation) sued by the Authority for roof decking that went bad in several schools throughout the Commonwealth. Clearfield and Cresson school district buildings were used more or less as test cases in the suit because of extensive deterioration of the product. Mr. Fatk explained that the $400,000 has been placed in a special Tectum fund, at interest, and will be used to reimburse those school districts compelled to replace roof deck during the four-and-a-half year period of litigation and to make additional repairs where needed. Clearfield is included in the Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 2 By C of C Directors.. . Philipsburg Group To Study Changes PHILIPSBURG - A committee was named at last night'* monthly meeting of the directors of the Chamber of Commerce to study and update the organization's by-laws and dues structure. Ronald R. Corio, Walter M. Swoope and John B. Whitman were named to the committee to make recommendations for changes in the by-laws, including a name change to include the word " area/' and a suggested membership dues schedule to conform more closely with chambers in surrounding communities. -f-- Mr. Corio, in commenting on a review of the by-laws and rates, stated: "We've been thinking small." He expressed the belief that dues will have to be up-graded to provide necessary operating expenses. The Chamber's by-laws were first adopted in 1951 and last changed in 1955. There was a discussion on plans to launch an industrial development fund drive. "If we don't have money, we can't do anything," the directors said as they reviewed the industrial and employment situation in the community. Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 8 Routine Meeting Held By Hospital Board PHILIPSBURG - Regular reports were heard and routine business was conducted at last night's meeting of the Philipsburg State General Hospital Board of Trustees held in the nurses home. Eight of the nine trustees attended, as did Dr. James P. Scott, president of the medical staff, and Perry E. Curtis, hospital administrator. Partly cloudy and cold-er tonight with snow ffur-low 26 to 35. Wed- nes, nesday warmer. fair and a little Sunrise 6:45-Sunset 6:04 Clearfield River Level Monday 7 p. m. feet (stationary). Today 7 a. m. feet (rising). 4.50 4.70 Clearfield Weather Monday low 34; High 36. Overnight low 34. Precipitation .92 inches. Mid - State Airport Monday low 30; High 38. Overnight low 33. For Efforts on Swimming Pool... Mrs. Thorp Honored By Clearfield Club Sunny Brook Farms Owner Andrew Kitko Dies Early Today (ILEX HOPE - Andrew II. Kitko. fi-t, of (lien Hope, owner and operator of Sunny Brook Farina dairy, was pronounced dead on arrival in the Philips burg State (Jencral Hospital at 1:45 a. m. today. Mr. Kitko was horn at Ma dera .Ian. 19, 1902. a son of Andrew Kitko Sr. and Theresa ( Pnakovich) Kitko. lie was a member of the llout/dale Lodge of the Loyal Order of Moose. Surviving M r. Kitko a re h i s Mrs. Walter P. Thorp, president of the Clearfield Swimming Pool Association, has been named recipient of the Lane Bryant nomination primarily for her efforts and those of the Woman's Club of Clearfield in the establishment of a community swimming pool. The award presented by the Clearfield Junior Woman's Club each year during Junior Woman's Club Week is awarded to an individual or group contributing to the betterment of the community. Winners of the award last year were the Clearfield* .......... Please Turn to Page 3, Col. 3 Please Turn to Page 3, Col. 1 Area Jaycees. As the Clearfield winner, Mrv Thorp was presented a suitably inscribed plaque and her name will be entered in the national I.ane Bryant contest. Mrs. Ron-a'd McNecl. chairman of the selection co mm it I ee, will sub in it an essay on Mrs Thorp's activities to the contest As president of the Woman's Club (or two \ears, Mrs. Thorp recognized the need for a swimming pool in September 1%3. when she directed the public affairs committee to look into the possibility of a swimming area in the river. At the November club meeting, a panel of nine persons in the c o m m u n i t y discussed this possibility Present a! !hN meeting were Floyd Mcmpt of Wit- _ v liamsport. Slate Department of Health; II. Iv Breth. represents live of Borough Council, John Gales, solicitor for the haw renee Township Board of Supervisors: ller-Jiel Brown and Jess H tmch barge r. represent a lives of the Clearfield Outboard Boating Club; John W. Wilson. district forest or: Ronald Pa rk. director of Clearfield Recrea I ion Depa rt ment; a nd J ark Bellmore, chairman of the Cur wcns\ ille Recreation Depa rt -ment. Jane Dietzel of The Progress was narrator. Mr. He nipt said that due to the excessive amount of bacteria in the ri\er. ho doubted if the State Depa rt ment of Health would approve swim- Please Turn to Page 3. Col HONORED FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE - Mrs. Walter P. Thorp, president of the Clearfield Swimming Pool Association and past president of the Woman s Club of Clearfield, accepts a plaque designating hei as winner ot the Lane Bryant nomination for community service. Mak ing the pr esentation is M - s. Round Mc-Neel, chairman of the selection committee, and, at right, is Mrs. John F. Brickie/, president of the Junior Woman's Club. Prog-Photo* ;